Where We Work
The North West River Basin District is one of 16 river basin districts found in the UK.
With an area of approx. 13,200 km2, it crosses the counties of Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire.
It contains 12 management catchments made up of 43 operational catchments, 632 water bodies, and around 7,500 km of rivers. Over 7 million people live and work in North West England. It includes large urban areas such as Liverpool and Manchester with high population densities, and the Lake District and Lancashire coastline that are popular hubs for tourists. However, rural landscape dominates, with 80% of land being used for agriculture and livestock farming.
Where we are working
The North West is home to two major cities and some of the most stunning countryside and water environments in the world. With its diverse urban and rural landscapes, the North West provides the perfect flagship project for testing water quality.
Next: Programme Objectives
- Read more about our work in the Merseyside region
- Read more about our work in the Lancashire region
- Read more about our work in the Greater Manchester region
- Read more about our work in the Cumbria region
- Read more about our work in the Cheshire region